Former President Bill Clinton took the stage tonight at the Democratic National Convention. It was clear that while his personal reputation was tarnished years ago, his professional position is still very much respected. As he entered the building he brought twenty thousand cheering attendees to their feet.
His speech was heart-felt and addressed the many lies allegedly made by the Republicans during their recent convention. His most compelling arguments provided solid reasons to keep President Obama in office and received multiple standing ovations. But his best line was when he challenged the lack of unity saying “A broken clock is right at least twice a day”. Basically, suck it up (Republican’s) work together and stop worrying about being right all the time.
While he used his southern charm to wrap the viewers around his fingers, he was firm and passionate during his speech. His message was clear, “Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?” If so, vote for Obama.
Clinton covered the basic issues like Medicare, the economy, jobs, the military and added humor to keep it interesting. His passion and experience is what made me listen and captured our attention. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH political stuff, but In the end he got the job done. Get the voters excited, squash the lies, and push for President Obama to stay in office. And of course, bash Mitt Romney a bit.
My only criticism is that he could have edited some areas and let the people cheer longer. He often hushed them instead of juicing it a bit and letting them stay excited.
It was interesting to see him back a man who ran against his wife during the previous election. Hillary was angered by him and even reprimanded him during their fight for the White House. Early on they had a rocky relationship, but anyone watching tonight would have thought they were best friends. This should work to Obama’s favor, having the 42nd President of the United States back you…is as good as it gets.
While I am not truly a Democrat or Republican…I do have good common sense. My vote goes to the person who will do what’s best for the people, not their political gain or pockets. But why would I vote in a new President who will have learning curve which would likely put us back to square one. Like Clinton said, “It’s arithmetic” when sharing how he kept the budget in the black while in office…and that is the same reason new blood with old ways could set us back.
The bottom line is another point that he touched on…Barack Obama was given the worst mess of any other President coming into office. How does anyone expect he could clean up the “Bush mess” in only four years? He needs four more year’s to build up the foundation he laid during his first term.
In a historic move, President Obama appeared on stage after the speech. He hugged Clinton and thanked him with a sincere look of gratitude, which was a nice touch.
On another note; when they panned on Michelle Obama her facial expression with tight lips read, “That’s right girl…vote my my man!”
What do you think? Did Clinton rock it or wreck it?
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